Prayer for peace in Ukraine
Salve Regina is shaken and dismayed at the news of violence and aggression by Russia in Ukraine. Working for a more harmonious, just and merciful world requires an active commitment to the fullness of life for our neighbors around the world, no matter where they are.
Pope Francis is calling for a day of prayer and fasting on Ash Wednesday, March 2, with the intention of peace in Ukraine. The University joins with Pope Francis in calling for peace, and this prayer is offered in solidarity.
God of Mercy,
We pray for Ukraine.
For all of humanity distorted by war.
For all the lives lost, homes seized and peace broken.
May the Spirit of comfort and compassion envelop all who dwell in fear.
May the Spirit of wisdom and humility enliven our global leaders.
May we affirm the dignity and rights of all.
May we seek peace.
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